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Project Management 101 for the Digital Media Industry

Prepared by experienced DM content creator and producer, Ron Lamoureux, this training offering addresses the serious project management skills gap in the DM industry.

The workshop document and PowerPoint presentation explain traditional project management and then expand into the Agile project management approach that is specifically suited to the quick turnaround /decision making processes that characterize DM production.

This material was tested and refined in 4 workshops in Vancouver, Charlottetown, Saskatoon and Ottawa – to very good reviews.

Testimonial

“I enjoyed this training. Thrilled, I explained to some of my teammates, on my return, how we could implement it in our team. My manager really liked it. We will definitely go on with this new approach.”
- Workshop Participant

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

  • The Digital Media sector
  • Why is the Digital Media sector so different?
  • Digital Media and the video game industry
  • Managing creativity
  • Managing innovation
  • Managing clients

THE “WATERFALL” METHODOLOGY

  • Project Management context elements
  • The project processes: Working successful results
  • Project management: Coordinating project elements
  • Managing the scope or scale of the project
  • Project time management
  • Managing project costs
  • Managing project quality
  • Managing human resources
  • Managing communication
  • Managing risk

THE AGILE METHODOLOGY

  • What is Agile?
  • Getting started
  • Creating a project team
  • Creating the skills matrix
  • The process
  • Kanban Board
  • Summary
  • Reporting
  • Why Agile?